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CHAPTER FOUR - THE MAN WHO FELT QUEER

devote their undivided attention to the food, so vastly superior to what was served in the midshipmen's berth.
`A glass of wine with you, Mr Hornblower,' said Pellew, raising his glass.
Hornblower tried to bow gracefully in his seat while raising his glass. He sipped cautiously, for he had early found that he had a weak head, and he disliked feeling drunk.
The table was cleared and there was a brief moment of expectancy as the company awaited Pellew's next move.
`Now, Mr Soames,' said Pellew, `let us have that chart.'
It was a map of the mouth of the Gironde with the soundings; somebody had pencilled in the positions of the shore batteries.
`The Papillon,' said Sir Edward (he did not condescend to pronounce it French-fashion), `lies just here. Mr Soames took the bearings.'
He indicated a pencilled cross on the chart, far up the channel.
`You gentlemen,' went on Pellew, `are going in with the boats to fetch her out.'
So that was it. A cutting-out expedition.
`Mr Eccles will be in general command. I will ask him to tell you his plan.'
The grey-haired first lieutenant with the surprisingly young blue eyes looked round at the others.
`I shall have the launch,' he said, `and Mr Soames the cutter. Mr Chadd and Mr Mallory will command the first and second gigs. And Mr Hornblower will command the jolly boat. Each of the boats except Mr Hornblower's will have a junior officer second in command.'
That would not be necessary for the jolly boat with its crew of seven. The launch and cutter would carry from thirty to forty men each, and the gigs twenty each; it was a large force that was being despatched - nearly half the ship's company.
`She's a ship of war,' explained Eccles, reading their

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